How can a tutor help you prepare for the GRE Subject Test in Literature in English?
If you are considering applying to graduate programs in an English field, you may need to complete the GRE Literature in English subject test, more commonly referred to as the Lit GRE. The GRE Literature in English exam covers American, British, and world literature, including drama, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. It spans from those written in Old and Middle English to works in modern English, as well as older translated pieces. In addition to identification questions that ask you to recall the title, author, or publication date of a literary work based on a passage or quote, the test also asks you to analyze passages and identify specific literary concepts. Other questions will test your knowledge of English grammar, while others still may address the history and ideas of literary theory. Some questions may require extremely specific reference knowledge, such as those that ask about the translation of passages given in Old and Middle English and those that demand knowledge of biblical and classical allusions. Each exam consists of roughly 230 questions, so there is plenty of room for each problem type to appear numerous times, as well as for the test to measure your knowledge of extremely diverse topics.
If this all sounds completely overwhelming to you, that is a perfectly normal response! Do not let this cause you unnecessary stress when your energy could be better spent studying. Work with an experienced instructor via one-on-one tutoring sessions designed to help you give your best performance on test day. One-on-one GRE Literature tutoring can help you master the content and test-taking skills you need in order to achieve your personal best score on the GRE Literature in English test. Lit GRE tutors have all achieved stellar scores on this exam, and they can share their tactics with you while helping you study the material you most need to work on. Sessions can focus on your concerns with the exam and can take place at the times and locations that work best for your schedule.
Varsity Tutors can connect you with private tutors in your area who will assist you in bolstering your score on the Lit GRE exam. These tutors can meet you in person or through face-to-face online tutoring sessions, using the Varsity Tutors live learning platform, depending on what works best for you. Private tutors understand that the test-taking process is a complex one, and that each student has their own strengths and weaknesses in this regard. A tutor will first identify what areas you need to improve upon and then personalize their lesson plans to help you gain confidence in any areas in which you may be lacking. Private tutors do their best to instill a level of confidence in every student they teach that allows for an open discussion about which concepts need more work and what can be done to achieve the goals at hand.
Often, students can be experts in all of the material being tested, but still struggle with the actual test-taking process. Tutors who have taken and succeeded on the exam themselves can share all of the tips and tricks they've learned that will help you boost you score on test day. Not only will they help fill in any gaps of knowledge you have, but private tutors will also make sure you aren't caught by surprise when you see the format of the test and style of questions that you need to answer. Contact Varsity Tutors for more information about how private Lit GRE tutoring can help you prepare for this important exam. You could be on your way to arranging for your first GRE Subject Test tutoring session today!
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